Incident Response Resources
Here are several recommended agencies that institutions will want to check in with when bulking up incident response plans:
  • NIST — Computer Security Incident Handling Guide Recommendations of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (csrc.nist.gov/publications/nistpubs/800-61/sp800-61.pdf)
  • CERT Coordination Center — Computer Emergency Response Team, Carnegie Mellon University (www.cert.org)
  • DoD-CERT — U.S. Department of Defense Computer Emergency Response Team (www.cert.mil)
  • US-CERT — United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (www.us-cert.gov)
  • FIRST — Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (www.first.org)
  • InfraGard — Information sharing between private industry and the FBI (www.infragard.net)
  • SANS Institute — Incident response, intrusion detection, computer forensics (www.sans.org)
  • FFIEC -- Federal Financial Institution’s Examination Council lists requirements for incident response for financial institutions (www.ffiec.gov)

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Linda McGlasson

Linda McGlasson

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Linda McGlasson is a seasoned writer and editor with 20 years of experience in writing for corporations, business publications and newspapers. She has worked in the Financial Services industry for more than 12 years. Most recently Linda headed information security awareness and training and the Computer Incident Response Team for Securities Industry Automation Corporation (SIAC), a subsidiary of the NYSE Group (NYX). As part of her role she developed infosec policy, developed new awareness testing and led the company's incident response team. In the last two years she's been involved with the Financial Services Information Sharing Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), editing its quarterly member newsletter and identifying speakers for member meetings.




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